HYDE COUNTY, N.C.
MINUTES OF THE WARDENS OF THE POOR
(1837 - 1868)

(pages 1 - 25)

Index for Pages 1 - 25

Adams, James - 5, 14
Ballance, Sarah - 21
Ballance, Thomas - 12, 20, 23, 25
Bell, Elizabeth - 22
Bell, William S. - 5, 13
Benson, John - 1, 4, 8, 13, 19, 23
Blackwell, J.V. - 5, 14
Boomer, Abram - 20
Bridgeman, Lancaster - 6, 13
Bridgeman, Thomas - 11, 12, 13, 22
Bridgeman, William - 11, 12, 22
Bridgman, Thomas - 6
Bridgman, William - 6
Brinn, Miss - 20
Brinn, William - 12
Brooks, Caleb F. - 19
Brooks, Israel - 7, 8, 13, 23, 24
Burris, Thos. P. - 2
Burrous, Thos. P. - 5
Burrus, Thos. R. - 14
Cahoon, (nfn) - 21
Cahoon, Henry - 6
Cahoon, Hutchens - 5
Cahoon, W. - 4, 8, 13, 19, 23
Cahoon, William 1, 4,  8, 9, 10, 13, 15, 16, 17, 21, 22, 24
Cahoon, Wm. - 19
Carter, David - 20
Casons, Jeremiah - 5, 14
Colston, John - 5, 8
Credle, Daniel - 7, 13
Credle, John - 14, 15
Credle, Junior, John - 15
Credle, Sen'r., John - 21
Credle, Nathaniel - 24
Credle, Samuel - 21
Credle, Saml. - 21, 23
Credle, Saml. C. - 15, 16, 23
Credle, Samuel C. - 15, 17
Credle, Sr., John - 10
Credle, Wilson - 25
Cutrell, Charity - 21
Cutrell, Nancy - 6
Cutrell, Sarah - 6
Cutrell, Sorrowful - 10, 14, 20
Cutrill, Aby - 11
Daniels, Clemant - 4
Daniels, Clemon - 8
Davis, John S. - 14
Davison, Josiah - 13
Davison, Leniard - 21
Davison, Martha Gibbs - 21
Davison, Saml. - 12
Dawson, Josiah - 4
Demills, Thomas A. - 5
Dillon, Henry - 4, 12, 14, 23
Dukes, A.C. - 20
Dukes, Robert - 5
Eastwood, Mariah - 12
English, Aby - 4
English, Barzilla - 21
Ensley, Agness - 21
Ensley, William - 11, 23
Farrow, Elinor - 4
Farrow, Nasa - 15, 16, 19, 23
Farrow, Silas - 8
Farrow, Tilman - 5
Farrow, W. - 5,13
Farrow, William - 1, 4, 5, 7, 8, 14, 15
Farrow, Wm. - 1
Fortiscue, Zacheus - 20
Fulford, B.B. - 1, 6, 16
Fulford. Benj. B. - 17, 23
Fulford, John J. - 1, 2, 4, 22
Fuller, Mary - 12
Gibbs, Benj. R. - 20
Gibbs, C. - 17
Gibbs, Christopher - 5, 14
Gibbs, Israel - 5
Gibbs, Stafford - 6
Gibbs, William S. - 19
Gibbs, Z. - 5
Harper, Thos. - 6
Harper, Thomas - 22
Harris, John - 5
Harris, John M. - 6
Harris, Thomas - 4, 23
Harvey, Lottie? - 21
Hodges, W.B. - 4, 8, 12, 14
Hopkins, widow - 12
Hudson, Henry - 11
Hutson, Elijah - 6, 11, 12, 13, 22
Ireland, Daniel - 4, 5
Jarvis, Elizabeth - 11, 13
Jarvis, Josiah - 20, 22
Jennett, Joseph - 8
Jennett, Joseph C. - 1, 4, 6, 11, 23
Jones, Aby - 21
Knols?, Emila - 20
Larry?, Ephraim - 20
Long Tom - 21

Linton, Thomas - 12
McGound, Mary - 22
Mason, John - 5
Mason, John D. - 13
Mason, Zacheus C. - 22, 23
Midyett, Anthony - 4
Midyett, Benajah - 6
Midyett, Gideon - 20
Midyett, Mary - 7, 10, 12
Midyett, Polly - 21
Mooney, Eli - 5, 6, 12, 14, 16, 22, 23
Morris, Amasa - 19
Neal, Urias - 25
Newton, Rachel - 5
Nixon, John - 21
ONeal, Al. - 12
ONeal, Devotion - 21
ONeal, W. - 7, 8, 13
ONeal, William - 16
O'Neal, William - 2, 3, 8, 9, 14
ONeal, Wm. - 2
Palmer, W.R. - 6, 14, 23
Palmer, William - 21
Palmer, William R. - 11
Rew, John - 8
Rew, John M. - 22
Robinson, Dr. - 23

Robinson, J. - 12, 14
Robinson, Johnathan - 20
Roper, F.S. - 19
Roper, John W. - 13
Sad___, widow - 12
Sadler, Ephraim - 12, 20, 21
Sadler, J.D. - 13
Sadler, John D. - 5
Sadler, Stephen - 4
Sadler, Thomas - 6, 10, 12, 22, 23
Sawyer, Charles - 20
Sawyer, Elisha - 12, 14
Sawyer, Ezekiel - 11, 14
Sawyer, Thomas - 20
Sawyer, Zebedee - 20
Selby, Benj. - 20

Selby, Milton - 12, 21, 23
Sermon, Benj. - 6, 11, 12, 22
Sheldon, G.H. - 13
Sheldon, George H. - 6, 10, 11
Slade, D. - 23
Slade, Daniel - 4, 8, 19, 20, 25
Slade, Daniel S. - 1, 11, 13, 25
Slade, John G. - 8
Slade, Thos. - 13
Smith, Ann - 19
Smith, Miss - 21
Smith, Seth - 8, 19
Spencer, C.G. - 19, 20, 23
Spencer, C. Gibbs - 20
Spencer, Cason G. - 10, 13, 15, 20
Spencer, Mary - 10, 19, 21
Spencer, Nathan - 21
Spencer, Polly - 21

Spencer, W.W. - 1, 2, 3, 8, 10, 13, 16, 19, 23, 25
Spencer, Warren - 13
Spencer, Will W. - 1
Spencer, William W. - 2, 4, 8, 10, 15, 16, 17, 24
Spencer, Wm. W. - 1, 2, 3
Stanley, Clarisey - 12
Stoe, Jabez - 19, 21
Stokesberry, J.B. - 16
Swindell, A.B. - 21, 25
Swindell, Albin B. - 25
Swindell, Dixon - 25

Swindell Redin - 14
Swindell, Palmer - 12
Swindell, Parker - 12
Swindell, Polly - 4, 13
Swindell, Saml. L. - 6, 11, 13
Swindell, William - 11
Tart, Thomas - 12
Tooley, Benajah - 20
Tooley, Delila - 11, 12, 19
Tooley, Job - 4, 14
Tooly, Ally - 4
Tyson, Thomas - 20
Ward, Jordan - 11, 12
Ward, Joseph - 21
Ward, Mary Spencer - 21
Ward, W. - 23
Ward, Wm. - 8
Ward, William - 3, 5, 12, 13, 22
Watson, Benj. - 10, 14
Watson, Selby - 21
Whitbey, Mary - 21

White, William - 12
Williams, Aaron - 22, 23
Williams, William - 19
Williamson, Hillery - 20
Williamson, Mary E. - 11
Winfield, Thomas - 11,19

[pg.1]

March 27, 1837

At an annual election of the Wardens of the Poor of Hyde County at the Court House near Lake Landing to elect overseers of the poor of St. George's Parish.  William Cahoon, John J. Fulford, Daniel S. Slade, Wm. W. Spencer, John Benson, William Farrow, and Joseph C. Jennett are duly elected as overseers of the poor of St. George's Parish.

We, William Cahoon, John J. Fulford, Daniel S. Slade, Wm. W. Spencer, John Benson, Wm. Farrow & Joseph C. Jennett do swear that we will faithfully and honestly discharge the duties as overseers of the poor of Hyde County to the best of our skills and abilities.

John J. Fulford, Daniel S. Slade, Will W. Spencer, Wm. Farrow, John Benson - Present

Wm. W. Spencer & John J. Fulford are duly elected as county wardens of Hyde County of St. George's Parish.
/s/ B.B. Fulford, Clk.

Ordered by the board that John J. Fulford, W.W. Spencer and the Clerk attend quarterly at the poor house to audit the accts. and see that the poor house is furnished.
/s/ B.B. Fulford, Clerk

[pg. 2]

June 3, 1837 - Saturday

John J. Fulford and W.W. Spencer present
Proceeded to business as follows:
    To this acct. allowed to Wm. Oneal from Easter March 27, 1837 to present date
        To: chickens; labor in the farm; hankerchiefs [sic], etc. -- $34.06
        To: 231 # bacon -- $46.20                                                                 
                Total -- $80.26 

        September 1837

Appeared at Poor House.  No meeting of Wardens.  Dismissed until meeting in course.

    December 1st 1837 - Saturday

William W. Spencer present.
John J. Fulford departed this life 8th day Nov'r. 1837 at four O'clock.
Proceeded to business as follows:
    To this Acct. allowed William O'Neal from June 3, 1837 up to December 1st 1837 -- $121.12
        Due Wm. ONeal up to Dec. 1, 1837 -- $201.38

    Allowed Wm. W. Spencer to Dec'r. 1, 1837 -- $50.00
    To this account allowed Thos. P. Burris for 100 pounds bacon -- $20.00   

[pg. 3]

March 31st 1838 - Saturday

W.W. Spencer present.
Proceeded to business as follows:
    To this account of Wm. W. Spencer charges --
        Feby. 16th - to 1 bu. I. potatoes; 66# cotton -- $2.58
        1 Barrel pork weighing 275# -- $30.00
        Sending same to poor house -- $2.00
            Paid -- $34.58

To this Amt. allowed William ONeal from Decr. 1st 1837 - March 31, 1838 for sundry articles furnished poor house and his attention -- $67.71
    To Amt. brought over June 3, 1837 -- $80.26
    To Amt. brought over Dec. 1, 1837 -- $121.12
        Issued 31 March 1838 -- $269.19
        Paid in part -- $123.67
        Due -- $145.42

To this Amt. allowed William ONeal from 31 March until 16 April 1838 -- $21.20
Decr. 1st 1837 for William Ward -- $7.10
    Total -- $28.30

[pg. 4]

April 16th 1838

At a meeting of the Board of Wardens of Hyde County, Easter, April 16th 1838 at the Court House near Lake Landing, the following persons being present: William W. Spencer, William Cahoon, John Benson, Daniel Slade, William Farrow, Joseph C. Jennett.

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[pg. 7]

By this sum rec'd. of Israel Brooks, Shff. of Hyde County for enlisted Taxes for the year 1836, the sum of $667.00.  Unlisted taxes for the year 1836 the sum of $26.67; Total: $693.67

[pg. 8]
St. George's Parish in Account Current with William W. Spencer & William Cahoon, County Wardens of Hyde County
    The sum pd. Clerk, Commissioners, and fees -- $24.35
    pd. John Colston for 1836 -- $2.00
    pd. John Colston for 1837 -- $13.00
    pd. William ONeal for 1836 -- $48.00
    pd. William ONeal for 1837 -- $24.00
    pd. W.B. Hodges for 1837 -- $25.00
    pd. Silas Farrow for 1836 -- $5.00
    pd. John Benson commissions -- $4.35
    pd. Daniel Slade commissions -- $4.35
    pd. Joseph Jennett commissions --$4.35
    pd. William Farrow commissions -- $4.35
    pd. Daniel Slade for John G. Slade and Seth Smith -- $86.95
    pd. John Rew -- $31.50
    pd. W.W. Spencer commissions and fees -- $18.57
    pd. W. Cahoon commissions -- $6.51
    pd. Clemon Daniels -- $3.50
    pd. W.W. Spencer two claims -- $84.58
    pd. W. ONeal -- $149.70
    pd. Thos. R. Ballance -- $20.00
    pd. William Ward -- $10.00
    pd. W. ONeal in part of his claim of $269.00 -- $123.67
            By this amt. brot [sic] over paid by Israel Brooks, Shff. of Hyde County -- $693.67

[pg. 9]

May 26, 1838

At meeting of the County Wardens
William Cahoon present.
Proceeded to business as follows:
    To this amt. allowed William ONeal -- $13.50
    To this amt. allowed Neal & Farrow -- $6.75
Paid -- $20.25

Nov. Term County Court

At meeting of the County Wardens
William Cahoon present.
Meeting dismissed.

[pg. 10]

Easter, April 1, 1839

At meeting of the Board of Wardens of Hyde County at the Court House in Swanquarter, the following persons being present: William Cahoon, W.W. Spencer, Cason G. Spencer, Daniel S. Slade, John Benson.

Proceeded to business as follows:

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[pg. 13]
   
By this sum received of Israel Brooks, Shff. of Hyde County, for enlisted taxes for the year 1837 -- $1090.74.  Unlisted taxes -- 25.91.  Total: $1116.65

St. George's Parish in Account Current with William Cahoon & Warren Spencer, Co. Wardens of Hyde County.
    pd. W. Cahoon for Thos. Slade -- $15.17
    pd. W. Cahoon -- $27.55
    pd. William Cahoon fees & commissions -- $21.48 1/2
    pd. W.W. Spencer for Polly Swindell -- $10.75
    pd. J.D. Sadler -- $7.00
    pd. W.W. Spencer -- $36.12
    pd. W.W. Spencer fees & commissions -- $21.48 1/2
    pd. clerk fees & commissions -- $21.00
    pd. John Benson -- $3.50
    pd. John Benson commissions -- $8.00
    pd. Cason G. Spencer commissions -- $8.00
    pd. William S. Bell -- $3.00
    pd. Daniel S. Slade commissions -- $8.00
    pd. Josiah Davison -- $3.25
    pd. John W. Roper - 1836 -- $25.00
    pd. G.H. Sheldon -- $15.00
    pd. Saml. L. Swindell -- $3.50
    pd. Thomas Bridgeman (2 claims) -- $31.75
    pd. Elijah Hutson -- $28.75
    pd. Daniel Credle -- $2.00
    pd. John D. Harris Mason -- $15.00
    pd. W. ONeal -- $145.42
    pd. Lancaster Bridgeman -- $33.74
    pd. William Ward and W. Farrow -- $15.00
    pd. Elizabeth Jarvis -- $12.00
[pg. 14]
   
pd. John Credle -- $20.00
    pd. William ONeal -- $28.30
    pd. William ONeal  (E______ services) -- $20.00
    pd. William ONeal -- $20.25
    pd. William ONeal (new claim) -- $137.86
    pd. William ONeal (new claim) -- $75.35
    pd. Sorrowful Cutrell -- $20.00
    pd. Benj. Watson -- $30.43
    pd. Ezekiel Sawyer -- $10.00
    pd. Elisha Sawyer -- $12.00
    pd. W.B. Hodges -- $42.00
    pd. W.R. Palmer -- $20.50
    pd. Eli Mooney -- $10.00
    pd. J.V. Blackwell -- $12.80
    pd. Henry Dillon -- $26.00
    pd. Christopher Gibbs -- $3.60
    pd. Eli Mooney -- $10.00
    pd. Job Tooley -- $4.00
    pd. Thos. R. Burrus -- $5.00
    pd. Redin L.?/S.? Swindell -- $1.05
    pd. Jeremiah Casons -- $9.00
    pd. William Farrow (4 claims) -- $16.15
    pd. James Adams -- $19.47
    pd. John S. Davis -- $5.00
    pd. J. Robinson in part -- $10.00
    pd. W.B. Hodges in part -- $13.50
            By this sum brot [sic] over paid by the Shff.  -- $1116.65
[pg. 15]
    This may certify unto all to whom it may concern, that we, Samuel C. Credle, Cason S. Spencer, and John Credle, Junior, are held and firmly bound unto William Cahoon and William W. Spencer, County Wardens of Hyde County, and their successor, in the sum of $1000.00.  We bind ourselves and heirs, executors, administrators & assigns for ever.  Given under our hands & seals Apl. 1, 1839.
    The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas the above bounden Saml. C. Credle shall keep the poor house in decent order, furnish if with wood sufficient, bury the dead, carry all provisions to poor house that they furnish themselves and whenever there be any provisions landed at Swan Quarter, convey the same to poor house; keep well of water in decent order and all things bought by them, goods, wares & merchandise, conveyed at the poor house by them.  In consideration of this bond for which services, when rendered for one year, the said Samuel C. Credle is to have paid to him by the County Wardens the sum of $42.75 then the above obligation to be null & void, otherwise to remain in full force.
    /s/ Samuel C. Credle, Cason G. Spencer, John Credle, Jr.

Nasa Farrow elected Warden of Poor in place of William Farrow and qualified according to law.

[pg. 16]

August 10, 1839

William Cahoon & W.W. Spencer have this day met and proceeded to business as follows:

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Sept. 28, 1839

William Cahoon & William W. Spencer have this day met and proceeded to business as follows:

February Court 1840

William W. Spencer, C. Gibbs present this 27 Feby. have proceeded to business as follows:

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April 20, 1840

At a meeting of the Board of Wardens of Hyde County held at the Court House in Hyde County at Swan Quarter April 20, 1840.  Present: Wm. Cahoon, W.W. Spencer, C.G. Spencer, Daniel Slade, John Benson and Nasa Farrow.

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[pg. 22]

The Wardens of the poor of Hyde County recommended to the C. Court Feby. Term next to levy a tax of $.40 on the pole, $.15 on the hundred dollars valuation of land.

[pg. 23]
   
By this sum rec'd. of Israel Brooks, Shff. of Hyde County in Acct with W. Cahoon & W.W. Spencer, County Wardens of Hyde County.
    pd. Saml. C. Credle -- $210.69
    pd. Dr. Robinson -- $12.00
    pd. W. Cahoon -- $67.54
    pd. Saml. C. Credle -- $29.05
    pd. Thomas Ballance -- $17.50
    pd. Thomas Sadler -- $15.00
    pd. Samuel C. Credle -- $90.80
    pd. Eli Mooney -- $10.00
    pd. Eli Mooney -- $8.50
    pd. Milton Selby -- $33.00
    pd. W.R. Palmer -- $30.00
    pd. Aaron Williams June 14th 1837 -- $5.00
    pd. Thomas Harris -- $6.00
    pd. old claims pd. by Shff. -- $535.08
    pd. Benj. B. Fulford old claim -- $38.62
    pd. Benj. B. Fulford services -- $25.00
    pd. clerk commission -- $4.50
    pd. Nasa Farrow commission -- $4.50
    pd. John Benson commission -- $4.50
    pd. Samuel C. Credle for W. Ward-- $10.00
    pd. Joseph C. Jennett -- $2.50
    pd. Joseph C. Jennett -- $1.87 1/2
    pd. Henry Dillon -- $10.00
    pd. William Ensley -- $10.00
    pd. D. Slade -- $9.10
   
pd. D. Slade -- $24.50
    pd. D. Slade commission -- $4.50
    pd. W. Cahoon $6.00 on Sam'l. Credle's claim & commissions -- $12.79
    pd. W.W. Spencer fees & commission -- $12.75
    pd. C.G. Spencer commission -- $4.50
    pd. C.G. Spencer in part of his claim -- $9.00
    pd. Zacheus Mason -- $2.00
            Total -- $725.71 1/2

[pg. 24]
   
Ordered by the Wardens of Hyde County Easter, April 30, 1840 that Nathaniel Credle be allowed $540.00 to keep the poor house and furnish the poor of said house with their necessary clothing & provision and in decent order, bury the dead, furnish wood and all other necessarys [sic] to make the comfortable until Easter next.

By this sum received of Israel Brooks, Shff. of Hyde County taxes for the year 1838 -- $720.76.  Unlisted taxes for 1838 -- $4.90.  Total: $725.66

St. George's Parish in Account Current with William Cahoon & Willam W. Spencer, County Wardens.
To this Amt. brot [sic] forward -- $725.71 1/2
By this Amt. pd. by Shff. brot [sic] down -- $725.66

[pg. 25]
   
At an annual election held at the Court House in Swan Quarter to elect Wardens of poor of Hyde County of St. George's Parish.  Dixon Swindell, W.W. Spencer, Daniel Slade, A.B. Swindell, Wilson Credle, Thomas Ballance & Urias Neal were duly elected as overseers of the poor of St. George's Paris[h].
    We, Dixon Swindell, W.W. Spencer, Daniel Slade, Albin B. Swindell, Wilson Credle, Thomas Ballance and Urias Neal, do swear that we will faithfully and honestly discharge the duties as overseers of the poor of Hyde County to the best of our skill and abilities.
        /s/ Dixon Swindell, Will W. Spencer, Daniel S. Slade, A.B. Swindell, Wilson Credle, Thomas Ballance

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